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    Unhappy Could someone please help? I know the question is too lengthy.

    Hi guys,

    I just signed up and I hope to get help from this forum regularly.

    Here's my very complex kind of question.

    I live in Pakistan and just like in other countries, we love speaking the informal and casual Urdu most often.
    Okay so when we friends are talking to each other, there's always one person who speaks a lot. A LOT! The main problem is when he speaks too much about things that are not interesting at all and non-productive. To tell him in a kind of funny but insulting way, we tell him "stop cooking our minds man".

    Now we don't actually mean that he's cooking our mind/brain but it's just a way of saying that he's killed our brain cells with his boring talking.

    I am looking for a phrase or idiomatic phrase in English to say this.

    I know I could say things such as:

    Stop talking too much man.
    Stop being a chatterbox/stop being a blabbermouth man.
    Stop murdering our brains with your blabbering dude.

    etc.

    But I want some idiomatic and "apter" way of saying this in English, may be a little taunt-like. Could someone help please? I hope I was able to make you guys understand my question clearly. :/

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    #2

    Re: Could someone please help? I know the question is too lengthy.

    Hi and welcome ,

    I've heard "Knock it off". But I'm curious now to see what native speakers will come up with.

    So thank you for the question.

    charliedeut
    Please be aware that I'm neither a native English speaker nor a teacher.

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    #3

    Re: Could someone please help? I know the question is too lengthy.

    ***NOT A TEACHER***

    - Bob, stop it. Cut it out!
    - Shut up, man!
    - Will you please be quiet now?

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    #4

    Re: Could someone please help? I know the question is too lengthy.

    Are you STILL talking?!
    Do you plan to stop talking before I die?
    We have two ears and one mouth - so we should listen twice as much as we talk.
    OK, where the hell is your Off switch?
    Shaddap your face! (reference to 80s song. See here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sFacWGBJ_cs )
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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    Re: Could someone please help? I know the question is too lengthy.

    [QUOTE=emsr2d2;928478]Are you STILL talking?!
    Do you plan to stop talking before I die?
    We have two ears and one mouth - so we should listen twice as much as we talk.
    OK, where the hell is your Off switch?
    Shaddap your face!

    Hahahahaha... these are some amazing ones.

    Okay and what will I say if I am referring to a third person then? I mean let's say I am talking to my friend and there's someone on TV who always talks purposelessly? I mean how will I say to my friend something like:

    This guy is always talking useless.
    This guy is always speaking for no good reason.
    This guy is always busy in pointless talking.

    Any better way of saying "he's always cooking people's brains"? Hahaha.. I know it sounds funny but I really need this one.

    Thanks for your help.

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    Re: Could someone please help? I know the question is too lengthy.

    Thanks to emsr2d2 and Chicken sandwich too!

    Thanks for your help and I just replied to
    Charlideut on his post requiring further clarification. Could you reply to that as well please?



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    #7

    Re: Could someone please help? I know the question is too lengthy.

    [QUOTE=majid87;928486]
    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post

    Okay and what will I say if I am referring to a third person then? I mean let's say I am talking to my friend and there's someone on TV who always talks purposelessly? I mean how will I say to my friend something like:

    This guy is always talking useless.
    This guy is always speaking for no good reason.
    This guy is always busy in pointless talking.

    Any better way of saying "he's always cooking people's brains"? Hahaha.. I know it sounds funny but I really need this one.

    Thanks for your help.
    For a third party, I would just say "That guy is ALWAYS talking!" or "He's always talking without actually saying anything".

    "He's always cooking people's brains" doesn't really work for me as far as someone who is simply talking a lot. I would use "He's frying my brain" or something similar for someone who asks really difficult questions, or gives out very complicated information that I simply cannot understand.
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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    Re: Could someone please help? I know the question is too lengthy.

    [QUOTE=emsr2d2;928502]
    Quote Originally Posted by majid87 View Post

    For a third party, I would just say "That guy is ALWAYS talking!" or "He's always talking without actually saying anything".

    "He's always cooking people's brains" doesn't really work for me as far as someone who is simply talking a lot. I would use "He's frying my brain" or something similar for someone who asks really difficult questions, or gives out very complicated information that I simply cannot understand.

    That's it! That's it! You got it! "Frying my brain" is the kind of thing I was looking for. I know for a native speaker it could have a little different meaning but as for my country this is just the thing that fits.

    So this solves the problem.

    Stop frying my brain man.
    That guy on TV always fries my brain. (I know it would sound a bit off to you but will work perfectly for us)

    This is great! Thanks man! "Shukria" as we say in Urdu.

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    #9

    Re: Could someone please help? I know the question is too lengthy.

    What a windbag!
    That guy is full of hot air.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Re: Could someone please help? I know the question is too lengthy.

    Thanks for your help.

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